Cellos

Our changing inventory includes new and previously-owned cellos.  Sound and characteristics of an instrument reveal themselves as each player brings their own skill set to the cello, and what each person perceives and prefers can vary.  Thus we do not attempt to describe the sound of an instrument when it can change with player, bow, strings - elements we explore with you here.

Cellos vary in body style and dimensions, so if you have trouble playing comfortably, or in tune, we should discuss this.  Pricing can vary on the same model cello due to differences in setup.  Some cellos are one-of-a-kind while others are routinely ordered, but may not always be in stock or on the site.  Contact us -- it's the best way to get current information.   Price range typically from $1700-$30,000.

William Moennig & Sons

Cello from the Moennig shop, Philadelphia, 1988 has just arrived here.  We will update details and pricing shortly. 

Damir Horvat

SOLD - This cello is based on a Montagnana pattern.  The one-piece back is of birdseye silver maple, and the two piece top is of Sitka spruce.  Oil-based varnish is dark brown and is but one factor in this cello's rich tone.  Features Pegheds, a custom Horvat tailpiece, Japanese bell alloy endpin.

 

Scott Cao model 850

Copy of a Montagnana 1739, this cello's enhanced setup features Pegheds, Belgian bridge, 6-degree angle NHM fitting with 10mm endpin* (endpin options available). 
Back length 750mm
Upper bouts 370mm
Center bouts 260mm
Lower bouts 445mm
String length 695mm

Additional Info

  • Price $5,500.00

Damir Horvat

Cellists who don't want a smaller cello but a more comfortable string length will appreciate this fine hand-made cello.    Setup includes Pegheds, a custom tailpiece, and players tend to prefer a heavier tuned alloy endpin in this cello.  But you can draw your own conclusion when you come in to try it. 

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 36 cm
Lower bouts 45.5 cm
String length 69 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $22,000.00

Heinrich Gill 334

Model 334 made in Germany, 2012.  Impeccably cared for by previous owner.  Two-piece top of mountain spruce, two-piece back of European tonewood.  Set-up includes a Dov Schmidt "harp" tailpiece, Perfection pegs.  The C peg to the set is available should you prefer it to the Posture Peg.  NHM composite fitting with 10mm CF endpin. 

Back length 765 mm
Upper bouts 350 mm
Lower bouts 450 mm
String length  695 mm

Additional Info

  • Price $6,500.00

H&G Professional Series

Our own model starts as a white European cello, and is finished inside and out by Damir Horvat exclusively for Cellos2Go.  Each cello is finished with a unique varnish - one is in the works currently.  The setup on this cello will includes Pegheds, and the rest remains to be seen. 

 

 

Paolo Vettori

Italian hand-made cello by Paolo Vettori, Firenzi, 1984.  Bam case included.   Described most recently by a cellist as a soloist's instrument, a "race horse." 

Back Length 75.5 cm
Upper Bouts  35 cm
Lower Bouts 43.4 cm
String Length 69.2 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $30,000.00

Samuel Shen

This model 200 with carved spruce top, willow back and ribs, is our most affordable cello.  The willow is a bit exotic looking and the cellos have a warm tone.  Setup on this cello includes Pegheds for ease of tuning, Despiau French bridge, upgraded soundpost, Wittner tailpiece, fingerboard planed.

Back length 76.5cm
Upper bouts 35cm
Lower bouts 44cm
String length 70.5cm

Additional Info

  • Price $1850.00

DMC

Chinese-made carved cello bearing DMC label.   Set up at Cellos2Go with Pegheds, Despiau French bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, New Harmony composite fitting with 10mm endpin

Back length 76.5 cm
Upper bouts  35.5 cm
Lower bouts 45 cm
String length  69.8 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,800.00

Heinrich Gill Montagnana

Montagnana pattern, model 394 made in Germany, 2006.  Enhancements include Pegheds, Frirsz tailpiece. 

Back length 75.2 cm
Upper bouts 36.5 cm
Lower bouts 45.8 cm
String length 70 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $12,000

Global 100

This unbranded cello is made of Chinese tonewoods and finished with a light golden brown varnish.   Setup at Cellos2Go includes Pegheds, Despiau French bridge, Akusticus tailpiece, New Harmony Music composite fitting with 8mm endpin.

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts 43.5 cm
String length 70 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $2,500.00

Damir Horvat

Special model based by a Montagnana pattern, this cello has a two-piece back and ribs of big leaf maple.  The top is of Sitka spruce.  Finished in a dark spirit varnish.  Cello features Pegheds, hand-made tailpiece.

Back length 755mm
Upper bouts 345mm
Lower bouts 445mm
String length 719mm

Additional Info

  • Price $25,000.00

H&G Signature Series

Our own model starts as a white European cello, and is finished inside and out by Damir Horvat exclusively for Cellos2Go.  Each cello's varnish is unique in color.  The setup on this cello includes Pegheds, Belgian bridge, Frirsz tailpiece, 6-degree NHM endpin set. 

Back length  76.5 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  44.5 cm
String length  69.5 cm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Price $7,500.00

Scott Cao 750E Guadagnini

The Guadagnini pattern is on back order again, due the end of July 2019.  Cello features Italian spruce top, European maple back and ribs.  Setup options often include Pegheds, a variety of tailpieces, carbon fiber or metal alloy endpins in 8 or 10mm, French or Belgian bridge, and a string setup that ultimately suits your ear.  Pricing will vary with setup, and new tariffs may come into play as well.  We expect this cello to fall into a $3000-$3500 range. 

Back Length 72 cm
Upper Bouts  34 cm
Lower Bouts  42 cm
String Length  68 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $3,000.00

Damir Horvat Balestrieri model

This unique cello started with an 1800's cello top that survived when the rest of the cello did not -- likely Hungarian or Czech.   New ribs and back were hand-made and finished to match the top.   The pattern most closely resembling a Balestrieri.  Setup features Pegheds, asymmetrical pernambuco hybrid tailpiece, 10mm endpin.  Beautiful, full tone with quick response!

Back length 76 cm
Upper bouts 35 cm
Lower bouts 44 cm
String length 71.5 cm

Additional Info

  • Price $20,000

Vivo Guadagnini

 These have been on back order but are due in early July.  4/4 Vivo Guadagnini model has top carved of Russian Spruce, ribs and back of European maple, finished with dark brown varnish.   Pictured is the last one we sold, so stay tuned for updates with setup and pricing.

Back length 72 cm
Upper bouts 33.5 cm
Center bouts 25 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68.5cm

Damir Horvat

SOLD  Hand-made cello with a one-piece birds eye maple back, Sitka spruce top.  It is based on a Goffriller pattern. 

Back length  77 cm
Upper bouts  36 cm
Lower bouts  46 cm
String length  69.5 cm

Damir Horvat Guadagnini

SOLD - Hand-made Guadagnini model by Damir Horvat.   Sitka spruce top, big leaf maple back, beautifully varnished.  Setup includes Pegheds, hand-made tailpiece.  This is a popular pattern in particular for cellists wanting a 4/4 cello with shorter back and string length for fit and comfort, without sacrificing sound.

Back Length  72 cm
Upper Bouts  34.5 cm
Lower Bouts  42.5 cm
String Length  68.5 cm

Scott Cao 850 Guadagnini

This popular 4/4 model is a Guadagnini, and is not expected back in stock until early 2020.  Players wanting a small cello but not a 7/8 migrate to this pattern.  The 850 features Italian spruce top with Bosnian maple back and ribs.  Our setup usually includes Pegheds and we like to select from a varety of endpins, tailpieces and strings here so not every cello is the same and can be fine-tuned to your preferences.  Pricing subject to change between now and when these cellos are ready for sale, but it gives you an idea.

Back length 72 cm
Upper bouts 34 cm
Lower bouts 42 cm
String length 68 cm

 

Additional Info

  • Price $5,200.00

Mittenwald c. 1930

SOLD - Restored German cello made in Germany c. 1930.  Case conveys with cello.  Contact us to schedule a trial of this instrument or get more details.

Back length 76cm
Upper bouts 35cm
Center bouts 24cm
Lower bouts 44cm
String length 71cm

1800s European

SOLD - This unique large-pattern cello's heritage is hard to pinpoint because it displays multiple European influences.  It bears no label, is healthy with well-executed repairs, and produces a high-end sound.  Posture pegs are installed.  Bam HighTech 4.4 conveys with cello.  Dimensions: 
Back Length 77 cm
Upper Bouts 35.8 cm
Center Bouts 25 cm
Lower Bouts 45.5 cm
String Length 69.5 cm

 

 

Campbell

Expected here within the month is a cello made in 1977 by Edward Campbell of Chimney's in PA.  If you are in the market for an older cello, you may want to keep this on your radar.  It's had a single owner, and once it's examined and ready for sale, we'll share the details here.